New crisis for Boris Johnson as ethics adviser quits

Boris Johnson’s independent ethics adviser Christopher Geidt has quit following disagreements over Partygate.

In a statement, Lord Geidt gave no explanation for his decision, saying only: “With regret, I feel that it is right that I am resigning from my post as Independent Adviser on Ministers’ Interests.”

He is the second of Mr Johnson’s ethics advisers to resign, following the departure of Sir Alex Allan in November 2020 after the prime minister overruled his finding that home secretary Priti Patel had bullied staff.


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